Anomalous dimensions of scalar operators in QED3

Shai M. Chester, Silviu S. Pufu

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The infrared dynamics of 2 + 1 dimensional quantum electrodynamics (QED3)with a large number N of fermion flavors is governed by an interacting CFT that can be studied in the 1/N expansion. We use the 1/N expansion to calculate the scaling dimensions of all the lowest three scalar operators that transform under the SU(N) flavor symmetry as a Young diagram with two columns of not necessarily equal heights and that have vanishing topological charge. In the case of SU(N) singlets, we study the mixing of (ψ¯iψi)(ψ¯jψj) and FμνFμν, which are the lowest dimension parity-even singlets. Our results suggest that these operators are irrelevant for all N > 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number69
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • 1/N Expansion
  • Conformal Field Theory


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